Kilcreeny Townland, Ballinderry

Extract from Griffith Valuation 1862 – Union of Lisburn (Part of)

County of Antrim — Barony of Massereene — Parish of Ballinderry

Column 1 : Number and letters of Reference to map
Column 2 : Occupiers
Column 3 : Immediate Lessors
Column 4 : Description of Tenement
Column 5 : Area
Not included Rateable Annual Valuation of land and buildings and Total Annual Valuation of Rateable property.
Ordnance Survey map number: 63
1Aa James R Eden Marquis of Hertford House, Offices Land 29 02 10
1B same same Land 09 00 10
2a same same Offices and Land 18 01 25
1Ab Edward Duggan James R Eden House
2b Mary Jane Thompson same House and Garden 00 00 20
3 John Thompson Marquis of Hertford Land 09 02 10
3a John Branigan John Thompson House and Garden 00 01 10
4 John Thompson Marquis of Hertford Land 00 10 10
5 Joseph McKnight same House, Offices Land 13 02 10
6 William Addison same Farm house, Office, Land 20 00 05
7 William Addison same Farm house, gate-Lodge, offices, Land 95 00 09
8 Thomas Peel same Land 13 00 20
8a Thomas Hunter Thomas Peel House
9 Thomas Peel Marquis of Hertford Land 09 00 20
10 Arthur Thompson same House, Offices Land 09 02 00
Total    237 03 29

Death Extract – 1915 – Dorothy Jane Watson

The following death was registered on the 8th December 1915 by Dr. T. West. It recorded the death of 19 year old Dorothy Jane Watson on the 5th December 1915. She was a worker in the warehouse and she was found drowned in the Mill Dam at Glenconway Mill. The cause of death was recorded as "suicidal drowning while in unsound state of mind." The information was received from Dr. A. Mussen, Coroner for County Antrim.

Dorothy Jane Watson was born on 2nd December 1896 (U/1898/144/1018/10/173). Her parents were Henry Watson and Isabella (nee Thompson). They were married at Ballinderry Parish Church on 15th May 1896 (M/1896/E1/1727/3/126 refers).

In the 1901 census the Watson family were recorded residing at Kilcreeny townland. At that time there were two children – Dorothy Jane and Thomas Henry (born 21 12 1898 – U/1898/144/1018/10/321 refers). The house they resided in was owned by Henry Ballance.

In the 1911 census the family were residing in the Crew townland. There were six children listed –

  1. Dorothy Jane
  2. Thomas Henry
  3. Sarah Elizabeth (born 14 10 1901 – U/1901/144/1018/11/29 refers)
  4. Samuel John (born 15 05 1904 – U/1904/144/1018/11/231 refers)
  5. William Edward (born 11 03 1907 – U1907/144/1018/11/426 refers)
  6. and Charles George (born 02 12 1909 – U/1909/144/1018/12/101 refers)

There is a birth of Margaret Eveline Watson recorded on 25 05 1914 (U1914/144/1018/12/354 refers).

In c1927 the Watson family relocated into a house built by Lisburn Rural District Council at Lisburn Road, Glenavy. There were 5 houses built at this time. The other four were occupied by Thomas Matier, Fred Morgan, William Harbinson and Archie McCord.

PRONI Will Calendars

The following information is taken from the will calendars in the PRONI and are reproduced with kind permission of Deputy Keeper of the Records, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

Susan Patterson

Date of Death 10 02 1891
Date of Grant 13 04 1891
Effects £89 10s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Susan Patterson late of Kilcreeney County Antrim Widow who died 10 February 1891 at same place was proved at Belfast by James Thompson of Templecormick and John Gaddis of Ballymacward both in said County Farmers the Executors.

S.H. Ballance Commission – 20th Battalion, R.I.R.

The following extract is from The Lisburn Herald, Saturday, September 30 1916.


Second-Lieutenant S.H. Ballance, R.I.R who is the second son of Mr. Henry Ballance, J.P., Eden Lodge, Ballinderry (chairman of the Lisburn Rural Council and member of the County Council), and nephew of the late Hon. John Ballance, Premier of New Zealand. He received his preliminary training with the Cadet Corps of the 19th battalion RIR at Newcastle, County Down, and was then transferred to the 7th Officer Cadet Battalion, being in training with that Corps from Nay to August, 1916, both at the Curragh and Fermoy, County Cork. He has now been gazetted to a commission in the 20th Battalion, R.I.R.

Kilcreeny Lodge

Kilcreeny Lodge

Kilcreeny Lodge

Kilcreeny Lodge is situated on the historic site of the Crew Hill. Panoramic views of the Mourne Mountains, Lough Neagh and the Sperrin Mountains can be enjoyed from the house. This unique setting allows visitors to witness 7 of Ireland’s counties from one venue.

Located in the countryside but within short commuting distance of the City of Lisburn and Belfast International Airport.

Kilcreeny Lodge website.

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